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28 Months later.. Scrounger Bushmaster BUILD 4 - Finished !!
« on: March 10, 2013, 09:11:17 pm »
28 Months later.. it is worse.
Government has mostly broken down and us survivors use what we can find.
Out here in the fields.. we find and modify vehicles and supplies to suit our needs.
For longer range scrounging missions vehicles with a bit more grunt are needed so any practical military vehicles have been modified to assist
this type of mission. But it is not only the Rage Virus "zombies" but other groups who we must defend ourselves against.


So.. what if... we found a Fuchs, great six wheel drive vehicle, pretty good fuel economy and more practical that some Military Vehicles.
Using a pre-loved Fuchs, which I had already scratch built the cab, time to modify it into a long range Scrounger Vehicle

Firstly... remove lid ;D

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Insert new rear compartment detail
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I plan to raise the rear compartment a bit, with roller shutters to allow necessary fire support or ventilation.
Onto other necessary items.. such as the ubiquitous Zombie Plow. ;D
« Last Edit: July 27, 2013, 11:18:31 pm by buzzbomb »

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Re: 28 Months later.. Scrounger patrol BUILD 4
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2013, 09:47:06 pm »
This promises to be interesting.  ;)
If your cutting open the top can you use that armor elsewhere? Like in "the ubiquitous Zombie Plow"?
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Re: 28 Months later.. Scrounger patrol BUILD 4
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2013, 04:42:21 am »
Just put some wheels back on and it will look like it was ressurected from a junkyard as is. Interesting concept, carry on!
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Re: 28 Months later.. Scrounger patrol BUILD 4
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2013, 07:27:58 am »
Man, I'm liking how this has started! I'm inspired again, already, Brian! (By you & the others.)

And here's me almost 4300 km from my stash & tools! :banghead:

Oh, well, we'll see how I go in June/July. :-\

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Re: 28 Months later.. Scrounger patrol BUILD 4
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2013, 02:32:29 am »
So, I got the Fuchs out and started on a Zombie plow, looked at it, glanced at the stash...... and binned the Fuchs for this build.
I got to thinking of why go to the bother of doing a major modification of a vehicle where there is stuff just...you know.. around.
I spied a likely candidate in the stash the Showcase 1/35 Aussie Bushmaster
It has everything you could ask for, armoured, boxy, plenty of room, packing ordanance, off road capability, available.


As it stands ith the plow I built for the Fuchs for test fitting/lookings.

With start of stores cache after ripping out seats that, just take up valuable scrounging storage space.


Got through this in the course of the weekend to basic build level,  now the local mods and addons commence  Bwahahahaha :wacko:

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Re: 28 Months later.. Scrounger patrol BUILD 4
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2013, 05:47:00 am »
Ah, now this is better! :thumbsup:

Although I liked it & it inspired me (Dammit!), the Fuchs build was looking a bit too similar to the LAV build. :blink:

This one is different & Aussie! This is a GOOD thing, mate! ;D

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Re: 28 Months later.. Scrounger patrol BUILD 4
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2013, 02:52:58 pm »
I'm very impressed with this ...   I can't wait to see more,too !!!

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Re: 28 Months later.. Scrounger patrol BUILD 4
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2013, 05:54:40 pm »
Ditto...bring it on!
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Re: 28 Months later.. Scrounger patrol BUILD 4
« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2013, 10:24:15 am »
Ehhh... you could always build both. But I like your new build and can't wait to see progress.
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Re: 28 Months later.. Scrounger patrol BUILD 4
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2013, 09:56:54 pm »
Small progress made so a couple more pix
Pretty much finished the interior, perhaps a bit more stuff to go in but not much



Got the Zombie Plow underway, with mounting points and also a mesh screen, even though this vehicle has an armoured windscreen, cannot have too much anti zombie protection

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Re: 28 Months later.. Scrounger patrol BUILD 4
« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2013, 02:43:17 am »
Back in the Game.

So some more work on the Bushmaster Zombie Scrounger.
Added some local Zombie guards to keep the mess out of the wheel wells


It is undercoated now so next comes the painting.. starting with the original three tone Aussie cam.

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Re: 28 Months later.. Scrounger patrol BUILD 4
« Reply #11 on: July 20, 2013, 04:19:29 am »
Good to see this one moving, Brian! :thumbsup:

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Re: 28 Months later.. Scrounger patrol BUILD 4
« Reply #12 on: July 20, 2013, 02:41:52 pm »

Added some local Zombie guards to keep the mess out of the wheel wells




Always a good idea. Where did you get the screen mesh?
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Re: 28 Months later.. Scrounger patrol BUILD 4
« Reply #13 on: July 21, 2013, 04:06:12 pm »
Thanks Folks

Kerick the mesh is just standard KS Products Brass mesh.

The good thing about a rainy weekend is that you get lots done :thumbsup:
I have done the preliminary painting on the ZombieMaster.
I am looking to try and get the faded.. wornish type look.. not quite there yet.
Thought of a few more things I should have done as well to make it look more "field Expedient" .. but maybe too late.



Next is to store it up with all the bits and bobs. The Final weathering and move onto weapon up.
Oh and find a spare wheel or two that is not in a pristine cover.. as if :rolleyes:


So a bit of a way to go

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Re: 28 Months later.. Scrounger patrol BUILD 4
« Reply #14 on: July 21, 2013, 07:31:27 pm »
Spare tires is always a good thing to have with you in the outlands! Love the look of this. The weathering on the plow makes it look nicely beat up. The wheel guards would definitely take a beating.
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